African Percussion: The Djembe with Cd (African Percussion) by Serge Blanc

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Many great drummers, including Fofana Georges Kemoko, Mamady "Kargus" Kelta and Mamady "N'Toman" Kelta, have belonged to the troupe. To interpretit well, it is necessaryto work on the group's orchestration and homogeneity. Memory also is important, as are the song and the different sounds. - The first drummer plays the first starting signal measure, and the troupe immediately joins in. - The djembe group plays the first staff; the dunun group plays the secondstaff. CD Track 40 2 Djembe Dunun 1.

To stop the rhythm, the samesignal is . into a "signal to stop". To do this, one extra beat added,which canbe playedasa slapand For "Jansa", for example: Signal to stop Starting Signal )1- 11- 13EJ=: In some cases- "Dununba", for example - the stop signal is different from the start signal: Signal to stop Starting Signal 42- JANSA F rom the Kasonke ethnic group, originating the Kayes and Kita region of Mali. in The jansa is undoubtedly the most popular entertainment dance in Khasso. It takes place in the evening or at night, in the public square.

Q! U! ~ Nt/<:1t/H D(DAD( F ro~ the Bamana ethnic group, originating in the Bougouni circle, of Mali's Sikasso regIon. The didadi is organized during the end-of-the-year holidays or to celebratethe arrival of an important person. It is an easyrhythm to danceto, and everyonecan interpret it as they like. In the Sikassoregion, the dunun called didadidunun is the instrument played for the didadi. The hand plays the drum on the skin opposite the one hit by the wooden drumstick, complementing the stick's playing.

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